TEXT & PHOTO: ANDERS WESTERGREN
TOMAS RIKLUND is a locally well-known PR agent who has worked on various projects in the region of Norrbotten for over 30 years. Although public relations and media are his area of expertise, he started his career in the mining business, prospecting for ore deposits for the Swedish steel industry.
When Svevind founded the first pieces of the incredible puzzle that came to be Markbygden 1101*, Tomas was one of the first Piteå locals to meet and get to know the organisation and their plans. Now he has been a part of the Svevind team for over 20 years.
BELOW. Hear Tomas’s flashbacks and anecdotes from the early days of the project – and also, listen to Svevind COO Fredrik Bäcklund talking about future plans for “another 1101*.